Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Bowl

Excellent. Chorizo two days in a row.

Here is a something that has had me flummoxed for the last few months. Son One's ability to wet the bed when I have made sure that little bladder is empty. I could have him go to the bathroom every hour and somehow, he would end up coming to me with great remorse at 6:00am. I kind of think it's a talent. Even in his sleep, he can muster up a bed-wetting episode when his bladder is as deflated as a balloon. I'll tell you what though, he is getting pretty good at taking his sheets off his bed because I am sure not going to do it. If this whole phase goes on much longer, I might as well teach him how to start the washing machine.

After dealing with my bed-wetter, it seems only appropriate to reward myself with a breakfast such as this. This is my favorite kind of breakfast. Eggs with heat and avocados. Stealing a line from a fellow blogger, although she used nectarines in this context, "Avocados are proof that God has not abandoned us yet."

I swear there are eggs under all that goodness.

2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 lime, juiced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
10 oz pork chorizo
1 Tbsp butter
8 eggs, beaten
Kosher salt and pepper
1 avocado, diced
4 corn or flour tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, cilantro, onion, lime juice and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well to combine and set pico de gallo aside.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add chorizo. Once chorizo is broken up, about 2 minutes, add black beans. Stir gently until cooked. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a medium skillet over medium high heat, add butter. Once butter is melted, pour in beaten eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Using a rubber scraper, push eggs away from the edges of the pan fold them over until cooked, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Microwave tortillas for 10 seconds, to make pliable. Line a bowl with a warm tortilla. Add a spoonful of eggs, chorizo mixture, pico de gallo and some diced avocado. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Repeat with 3 more bowl.

Yields 4 breakfast bowls


Grapefruit said...

Those look delicious. I'm a sucker for eggs with salsa, and avocados really do make life worth living, don't they?

it'sliketheweather said...

Whitney, it's a pretty common thing with boys (the bladder doesn't grow as fast as the rest of them). The best thing we did was take him (often dead asleep) before we went to sleep (11ish). A pain, but less messy than wet sheets.We dealt with this for about 2 years. He eventually outgrew it.

Jessica said...

I would eat avocados every day (multiple times) if I could. man those things are fantastic.

Tricia said...

oh goodness...i love that you said that about avocados!!! they are my favorite. i'd eat them everyday too.

and i hesitate to tell you how old Noah was before he stopped wetting the bed regularly....:::whispering::: seven years old! it was last summer before he had consecutive dry nights. but now, it's rare that he has an accident.

we did do the thing where we wake him up before we went to bed, and that worked sometimes. we also used pull ups until he got too old and hated that idea. they make cool ones now that look like undies, but i never could convince him they weren't pull ups. my dr. said the same thing as the comment above...that boys' bladders develop more slowly, and that it's very common for boys to wet the bed.

i knew it had to be true when AVA stopped using a pull up at night when she was like, oh, 2 1/2!!!

so my advice? i got none. just wanted you to know you had company. but i like your idea about teaching him to use the washer. ;)

likeschocolate said...

Just wanted to let you know that boys are famous for being bed wetters. Something to do with imature bladders. Anyway, I wouldn't stress over it too much. You might want to make sure he has a bad under his sheets or a plastic cover over mattrass so it does not get ruined. Also, before my husband or I go to bed we used to walk the offending child to the restroom. It didn't always stop it from happening, but it made it happen less ofter. The trick is not to get upset about it. He will grow out of it. Love your blog.

Cate said...

oh man, that looks like an awesome way to start the day!